Entry-Level Porsche Macan Engine Revealed
While the Porsche Macan debuted at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, we weren't given a glimpse at the entry level engine. The three models--Macan S, Macan S Diesel, and Macan Turbo--are all powered by a six-cylinder engine, but the recently-announced base model will pack a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine under the hood, according to recent reports. Mated to a PDK dual-clutch automatic transmission, the four-banger delivers 237 horsepower and roughly 258 lb.-ft. of torque. Along with the different engines, the different Macan models can be distinguished by the different tailpipe designs. For instance, the Macan Turbo has quad rhombus tailpipes, while the Macan S has quad circular tailpipes. The four-cylinder Macan will feature a dual exhaust. Pricing for the latest addition to the Porsche lineup has yet to be announced on the base model. The Macan S and Macan Turbo start at $49,900 and $72,300, respectively. We expect the base model to be priced around the $45,000 mark, but as more information is released on the new model, we'll let you know. The base model will feature 18-inch wheels, automatic tailgate, paddle shifters, comfort seats with Alcantara center, and a black interior. Options include larger 21-inch wheels, panoramic roof, cruise control, front and rear park assist, and the Porsche Active Suspension Management system. Source: WorldCarFans.com, Paultan.org
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